Research


Our research is focused on the molecular mechanisms behind life processes that involve biological membranes. We aim to unravel molecular mechanisms underlying membrane assembly, organization, homeostasis and function with special emphasis on the lipid-protein interactions involved. Our research will help to improve fundamental understanding of membrane function thereby leading to better insights in membrane-related diseases like diabetes, Alzheimers disease and Barth syndrome. In addition it will allow us to develop novel and more effective drugs.



Antoinette Killian


Antoinette Killian’s main research focus is on understanding lipid protein interactions in membranes.


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Eefjan Breukink


Eefjan Breukink is involved in the work bacterial cell membranes and the pursuit for novel ways of antibiotics targets.

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Toon de Kroon

Toon de Kroon


Toon de Kroon's research focusses on membrane lipid homeostasis in the reference eukaryote Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

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Maarten Egmond

Maarten Egmond


Understanding enzyme action is the main research interest of Maarten Egmond.


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MBB

Membrane Biochemistry & Biophysics is part of the Department of Chemistry of Utrecht University, The Netherlands. It is part of both the Institute of Biomembranes and the Bijvoet Center



Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or if you would like to participate in our research. Please visit the specific PI or contact our secretary to help you on your way.

Get in Touch

  • Phone:
    0031 30 253 3966
  • Email:
    Secretariaat MBB
  • Address:
    Padualaan 8
    3584 CH Utrecht
    Netherlands